Yes, the Wings that we are told at supply aren't in the system yet...are being worn by some special folks at various Wings and locations. If they aren't available, how the frig do people have them??
Why are our snr leaders wearing things their subordinates aren't able to get yet? Is it really the way to do things, walking around with your I'm a special snowflake badges in front of all your subordinates as say, a Wing Commander? Or, even worse IMO...a Wing CWO?? I guess being a special snowflake is more important that making sure your people have things before you have them at the top.
Why the RCAF didn't wait until it had all the bits and pieces (Battle of Britain anniversary was the reason I heard) before issuing ANY of it...but hey, as long as all our leaders have the LCF stuff...
Meanwhile, when I did my first IMPACT roto, I had to buy nametags and wings because there wasn't any to be had at supply.